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School tries to heal the divide in northern Nigeria
18 August 2014 (IRIN ), The kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State in April by Boko Haram militants, and a so far unsuccessful high-profile campaign to free them, exemplifies the insecurity-driven education crisis in the area.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100507/School-tries-to-heal-the-divide-in-northern-Nigeria
Paul*, gay rights campaigner in DRC: “They said I was the Antichrist”
18 August 2014 (IRIN ), Homosexuality may, unusually for an African country, be legal in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the time being, but gay people there also face the ostracism, stigma and exploitation, according to Paul* 27-year-old the co-founder of a gay rights organization in the eastern South Kivu Province.
http://www.irinnews.org/HOV/100509/Paul-gay-rights-campaigner-in-DRC-They-said-I-was-the-Antichrist
Attacks curb aid work in north Cameroon
15 August 2014 (IRIN ), An escalation of attacks by Nigerian radical Islamist Boko Haram militia is restricting aid operations in the Far North Region of Cameroon where thousands of Nigerian refugees have sought safety, say aid workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100493/Attacks-curb-aid-work-in-north-Cameroon
Briefing: What next for Uganda’s anti-gay law?
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), It led to increased repression, drew international condemnation and prompted foreign donors to suspend millions of dollars in aid. Then earlier this month the constitutional court threw it out. But is Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), promulgated by President Yoweri Museveni in February, truly dead and buried?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100490/Briefing-What-next-for-Uganda-s-anti-gay-law
FILM: "Hate Unleashed" - Homophobia in Cameroon
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), IRIN’s new film, "Hate Unleashed" - Homophobia in Cameroon, follows lawyer Alice Nkom as she seeks to challenge the prosecutions, and provide some care and support to those who have been incarcerated.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100491/FILM-Hate-Unleashed-Homophobia-in-Cameroon
Food security alarm for east, central Africa
13 August 2014 (IRIN ), Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100482/Food-security-alarm-for-east-central-Africa
Ebola response up but huge gaps remain
12 August 2014 (IRIN ), While Ebola treatment and containment efforts are gradually gaining pace in Sierra Leone and Liberia, there are still far too few health workers, contact tracers and community monitors on the ground to keep up with the disease's spread, particularly in urban areas, say Health Ministry staff and aid workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100480/Ebola-response-up-but-huge-gaps-remain
Briefing: Burkina Faso - heading for a showdown?
11 August 2014 (IRIN ), Burkina Faso’s next elections are not due until November 2015, but political tensions have risen in the past year owing to suspicions that President Blaise Compaoré is looking to prolong his 27-year rule by contesting the polls.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100472/Briefing-Burkina-Faso-heading-for-a-showdown
Zimbabwe's health system in crisis
11 August 2014 (IRIN ), Zimbabwe’s deepening economic crisis is severely affecting the government’s ability to fund public health delivery and restricting poor people’s access to health care, economists, government officials and health experts agree.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100474/Zimbabwe-s-health-system-in-crisis
Nigeria - the community turns against Boko Haram
11 August 2014 (IRIN ), Young men with machetes manning road blocks is usually a bad sign. In Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, for years tormented by the Boko Haram insurgency, it actually signifies progress.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100475/Nigeria-the-community-turns-against-Boko-Haram

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